Marblehead Pottery History


As Hall details in “Handicrafts for the Handicapped,” a 1916 publication, the ambition of Baggs was beyond the capabilities of “invalid apprentices.”   Baggs was not content to make just a few  simple pieces and was “too much of an artist and creator to be a good teacher.”

Baggs provides his version of the transition from workshop to  a separate industry in the opening pages of the 1919 Catalogue